Berlin, 16.04.2020 — The venture capital firm Project A, with more than 100 employees in Berlin, Munich, London and Stockholm, is now voluntarily assuming all costs for online doctor consultations.
"The current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak requires all of us to stay at home and respect the restrictions. As an employer of more than 100 people throughout Europe, we therefore see it as our responsibility to ensure that our employees can follow these guidelines, even in a case of illness", says Uwe Horstmann, partner and managing director of Project A.
One focus of Project A's work and investment is the future of technology in the health sector – or digital health for short. The telemedicine provider KRY has been part of the portfolio since 2016. With more than 1.6 million video consultation hours carried out, KRY is the European market leader in the field of digital doctor visits.
"With KRY as a telemedicine partner, we can provide our employees with fast access to a doctor via video chat. Via app, services such as issueing a sick note or a prescription can then be displayed digitally," continues Uwe Horstmann.
About Project A
Project A is one of the leading venture capital companies in Europe and invests primarily in start-ups. In addition to providing capital and network, Project A provides its portfolio companies with a wide range of operational support services ("operational VC"). Project A has more than 100 employees, all of whom are experts in varies areas, including software development, business intelligence, sales, marketing, design, communication and recruiting. Project A was founded in 2012 and has offices in Berlin, Munich, London and Stockholm. The portfolio includes companies such as Catawiki, WorldRemit, uberall, Homeday, Spryker, KRY, sennder and Voi. More information can be found at www.project-a.com and on the company blog insights.project-a.com.
KRY is one of the leading digital health companies in Europe. The company offers digital doctor consultations via video by doctors licensed in Germany. The company, which was launched in Sweden, employs more than 700 doctors who treat patients in Scandinavia, France, the UK and Germany. In January 2020, the company raised €140 million for expansion in its latest round of financing. www.kry.de